A story about Saddam's Iraq, the doubles who died in his place, the Mukhabarat, the CIA and a Russian oil tsar with a special agenda.
When a head of state threatens to unleash weapons of mass destruction the White House orders executive action and the CIA sends in their prize assassins.
The American Clint Vaughan and the British Mike Shannon were the best that the Phoenix program ever produced. For years each acted as his country’s first line of defense—eliminating enemies, both foreign and domestic. But as the Cold War faded from the headlines, the two retired into anonymity.
Men who live or die by their own rules, they are not only perfectly suited for the job but also expendable. Their assignment: to penetrate Iraq’s Mukhabarat and terminate with extreme prejudice the rogue dictator. As if that isn't enough, they must also discover who supplied the weaponry.
When the laboriously masterminded plan falls apart, the two are left to their own devices. With the bravado of the abandoned they determine to execute the mission. However, they don’t expect to be sold out by the very people who employ them.
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